Ch._33_-_Study_Questions (1) - 14 What is a nosocomial...

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Biol 261 – Ch. 33 study questions 1. What do epidemiologists study? Who would they most likely work for? 2. Define epidemic, pandemic, endemic, incidence and prevalence. Give examples. 3. What are carriers? Give examples. 4. What is mortality and morbidity? 5. Explain the basic progression of a disease. 6. What is a reservoir? What is the natural reservoir for Mycobacterium leprae ? Clostridium botulinum? 7. What is a zoonoses? Give examples. 8. Who was Typhoid Mary? What was her real name? What was her story? 9. What are some examples of direct host to host transmission diseases? Indirect? 10. What is a vector? Fomite? Give examples? 11. How is a common source epidemic different from a host to host epidemic? 12. What is herd immunity? How does it work? 13. What groups are at greatest risk of exposure to HIV?
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Unformatted text preview: 14. What is a nosocomial infection? Give examples 15. What factors increase the risk of nosocomial infections? 16. What are the two most common body sites for nosocomial infections? 17. What public health measures are used to prevent diseases? 18. Are people in Africa or America more likely to die of infectious diseases? Why? 19. What is the leading cause of death in America? 20. What are emergent and a reemerging diseases? Give examples. 21. What are biological weapons? Which organisms could be used? 22. What are the three type of anthrax? How do you acquire each and why does it kill you? What organism causes anthrax? What type of bacteria is this and why would it make a good weapon?...
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